Essay 19 : DELTA Essay Writing Competition
Civil Engineering Entrepreneurship
by Bishwa singh
Civil engineering student,ERC
An entrepreneur is generally defined as individuals who develop their own venture or business.They are innovators who understand how to capitalize on oppurtunity.When it comes to pursuing a career in engineering,resources management,sustainable materials or even innovative recycling,specialist skills and knowledge are vital if you want to stand out compared to other job candidates.
Innovative entrepreneurship is the key driver in today’s engineering world,and the push for sustainable products,services and techonologies is needed now more than ever.If you’re a civil engineer then,you are the main person of our modern civilization.In context of Nepal,Civil engineering has a greater importance.Even being that,the development of infrastructure is still slow.We have fewer governmental jobs and lesser vaccancies.Engineers get insufficient wages being a private employee.For this reason,they prefer foreign nations.They use their skills and hardworks in developing other countries which is the main reason for USA being the leader now.Due to this,our country is in continuous loop,less jobs leading to foreign employment causing lesser manpowers,leading to lesser development,again causing lesser employment.Understanding this situation,we civil engineeers have the duty to break that backwarding loop.For this innovative entrepreneurship should be taken as the need of our nation.
Civil engineers can find it difficult to choose a fruitful startup.For a country like Nepal,our main priority goes to those startups that require lesser capital.Various profitable civil engineering startups can be:providing land survey services,manufacture of bricks and blocks,mini cement manufacturing plant,construction cleaning business,construction equipment rental business,beginning a construction company,borehole drilling business,supply of sand and gravel,plumbing business,haulage services,stone crushing unit,ready mix concrete supply,rainwater harvesting,construction estimation services,civil E-books writing,part time tutoring on civil engineering,blogging business being a freelance civil engineer,material testing laboratories,etc.
Starting a business has it’s own challenges.Cash flow management,hiring employees,time management,proper marketing stratigies,strapped budget and self-doubt are the main challenges for any entrepreneur.
Choosing best ideas through proper community researches,having good support system(funding),keeping preservance and intelligence as the key factors can clear our self-doubt.Ideas from established personnel and proper advertisements should be the marketing strategy.Prioritizing our marketing efforts(i.e.spending our money where it works and reserving the rest for operating expenses and experimenting with other marketing methods) lead to business growth.
Innovation has a greater influence on the growth and survival of today’s engineering world,which is why it’s important that higher education institutions are committed to the teaching of innovation and entrepreneurship. It can strengthen market uptake of raw materials solutions and build a bigger platform for greener future.